Controlled Substance

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed by the 91st United States Congress as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon . The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated. The Act also served as the national implementing legislation for the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.The legislation created five Schedules (classifications), with varying qualifications for a substance to be included in each.
Posts about Controlled Substance
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …” is – don’t drive while intoxicated. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take any controlled substance or illegal substance and get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. More states are choosing to enact no refusal DWI enforcement policies, so it’s essential for motorists to learn how the law views those who just say no to a police officer’s request to submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … felonies are divided into five classes. The Texas legislature determines what distinguishes a crime from a felony. Criminal law is continually amended in Texas. New crimes are added, deleted, or changed. What is now a misdemeanor may be considered a felony charge in the future by the state. Contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today, if you…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … to obtain a blood test in a DUI case. Florida House Bill 237 | Marijuana DUI Blood Test Florida House Bill 237 was introduced into the Florida House of Representatives by Representative Brandes on January 12, 2017. The purpose of the bill is to amend Florida Statute 316.193 by establishing a quantitative threshold of an active marijuana metabolite…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context

    … to automatically lack good moral character regardless of the underlying circumstances of the event, including: being deportable for certain offenses (including prostitution, polygamy, controlled substance offenses, crimes involving moral turpitude, and drug trafficking) giving false testimony to obtain an immigration benefit being confined…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • The New I-601A Opens the Door for Many Immigrants

    … issuance of an I-601A waiver if USCIS found a “reason to believe” the Applicant is inadmissible for health related grounds, fraud, smuggling, false claim to U.S. citizenship, a crime involving moral turpitude or controlled substance offense, etc. While this is a benefit for many, some individuals may find themselves approved for the stateside…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility

    … abuse or addiction are known or reasonably believed to have been involved in drug trafficking have committed drug or controlled substance violations more serious than a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana have been convicted of or admitted committing murder, torture, or conspiracy to commit either are foreign…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Requirements for a DWI in Texas

    … are driving while “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol” or another controlled substance. This means, for instance, if an officer observes you driving erratically, pulls you over, and smells alcohol on your breath, he can arrest you for DWI even if you “pass” a breathalyzer or blood test. Can I…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 16 readers -
  • Fighting a Failure to Declare Penalty (19 USC 1497) issued by CBP

    … to ensure that parties declare valuable merchandise they have purchased abroad. This is important for many reasons, including tax evasion, money laundering, and the development of trade and commerce statistics. Low value items sometimes fall under CBP’s personal exemption rules and do not have to be declared. These rules vary depending…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 89 readers -
  • How Long Does A Truck Company Have To Retain Records?

    … to the root of a devastating accident. That assumes, of course, that Chicago commercial truck drivers and trucking companies retain the records for a certain period of time that’s in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. If questions about record retention arise following an accident, an Illinois truck…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Decriminalization of Marijuana | Broward County

    … Decriminalization of Marijuana in Broward County, Florida On November 10, 2015, the Broward County Commissioners passed ordinance number 2015-45. The recently passed ordinance gives police officers in Broward County the discretion to issue a civil citation in lieu of a misdemeanor criminal charge for possession of less than 20 grams…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 37 readers -
  • DUI Manslaughter Defense

    … basis. The risk of alienating the judge and jury by blaming the victim without any serious basis is too great. Where to Find the Evidence The autopsy report from the County Medical Examiner’s Office is a valuable source of information for the defense. Please note that the Medical Examiner’s Office may be called something different in another state…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 10 readers -
  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    …. I’m not here to judge you. If you are facing a charge involving a controlled substance and you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, call me at (585) 485-0025 because I can – and will – help you without judgment. If you want to get clean, I can help you do that too. The courts have diversion programs, and there are treatment programs…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 13 readers -
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